Rapolla

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Rapolla
Comune
Comune di Rapolla
Coat of arms of Rapolla
Coat of arms
Rapolla is located in Italy
Rapolla
Rapolla
Location of Rapolla in Italy
Coordinates: 40°59′N 15°40′E / 40.983°N 15.667°E / 40.983; 15.667Coordinates: 40°59′N 15°40′E / 40.983°N 15.667°E / 40.983; 15.667
Country Italy
Region Basilicata
Province Potenza (PZ)
Government
 • Mayor Nicola Acucella
Area
 • Total 29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 447 m (1,467 ft)
Population
 • Total 4,654
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym Rapollesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 85027
Dialing code 0972
Patron saint Saint Blaise
Saint day February 3
Website Official website

Rapolla is a town and comune in the province of Potenza, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata. It is bounded by the comuni of Barile, Lavello, Melfi, Rionero in Vulture, Venosa.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Santa Lucia (10th-11th centuries), with Romanesque, Apulian and Byzantine influences.
  • The 13th century cathedral, with Lombard Gothic influences in the façade portal. The bell tower (1209) is from Master Sasolo of Muro Lucano, who also sculpted the bas-reliefs with "Adam and Eve" and "Annunciation" inside the church.

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